We report a synchronously pumped, cw mode-locked, near-IR dye laser based on the Kodak Q-switch dye No. 5. Benzyl alcohol is used as the solvent to form a flowing dye jet. Synchronously pumped by 2-psec, 950-mW, compressed pulses of a Nd:YAG laser, the dye laser can be tuned from 1210 to 1340 nm with a maximum output of 5 mW and a pulse duration of 600 fsec.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 1, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 1988
Published: February 15, 1989
F. S. Choa, Y. Liu, and P. L. Liu, "Continuous-wave synchronously pumped femtosecond dye laser at 1.3 μm," Opt. Lett. 14, 222-223 (1989)